The decision to undergo knee surgery is never an easy one to make. Some people mayeven choose to live with reduced mobility rather than undergo surgery for fear of pain after surgery. The excellent news is minimally invasive knee surgery can address these concerns. Minimally invasive knee replacement surgical techniques lessen tissue trauma and improve patient outcomes.
3 potential advantages of minimally invasive knee joint replacement surgery are:
- Smaller incisions: Compared to traditional surgery, which requires 10 to12-inch incisions, minimally invasive surgery incisions are only about 4-6 inches long. The specialized miniature instruments and tools allow the repair of injured tissue through the narrow incision with minimal damage to surrounding structures.
- Reduced postoperative pain: As the knee joint and surrounding structures undergo less trauma during surgery, patients experience less pain during the postsurgical period.
- Faster recovery: In some instances, you can stand up and bear weight on your knee on the same day as the minimally invasive knee replacement surgery. You may also be discharged the very next day to recover in the comfort of your home.
Most people note a significant decrease in their pain following a minimally invasive knee replacement surgery. You may have some remaining stiffness in the joint, as wellas a limited range of motion. Talk with your orthopedic doctor about the benefits andrisks of having minimally invasive total knee replacement instead of traditional total knee replacement. If you are considering minimally invasive knee surgery, contact South Palm Orthopedics today at
Dr. David N. Buchalter is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who trained at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, one of the largest and most prestigious orthopedic training hospitals in the United States. Dr. Buchalter has performed well over3,000 total hip and total knee replacements and is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Our physicians' team provides an advanced level of care, integrating the newest cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical techniques with proven traditional treatments methods. The physicians at South Palm Orthopedics are committed to providing the highest orthopedic care level to every patient each time.